Woah, Alyssa! presents the queer and absurd ‘Woah, Alyssa! 1’

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Woah, Alyssa! presents the queer and absurd ‘Woah, Alyssa! 1’


Tell us about your show. Ok, so it’s not boring, pretend this in a really silly voice, (eg. Iago from Aladdin): Woah, Alyssa! 1 is an absurd, queer sketch comedy created and performed by two cute and cool boyfriends. It’s full-throttle as we dash between utter nonsense, clever nonsense and serious social issues swaddled in nonsense. 

The idea for the show was born when… Every sketch is born at a different time based on real world observations. Whether it’s something very silly, like noticing a deep connection between mums and Minions, or something kinda dark, like when a homophobic mum posts a depressing meme with a Minion on it.

What does your show teach the audience? Our comedy is the spoonful of sugar for some cool and maybe even radical ideas. Like, one sketch is about the constant educating that minorities have to do, but it’s not preachy. Having people laugh their way through something real is a great way to start a conversation.

Can you describe the journey of creating a show? For us personally, creating our shows is a beautiful and holistic journey of writing every day, talking about work all the time, eating garbage, having no money, skipping the gym, missing deadlines and phoning it in during sex! We cannot recommend it enough!         

Who are you looking forward to seeing this year at the festival?We caught snippets of PO PO MO CO’s show in Adelaide, and we can’t wait to see the whole thing! Super keen to catch Helen Bidou – Ann Edmonds’ show was one of our faves last year. Also, Hit By A Blimp and Leaky Bucket are super groovy, check them out!